Tiger Woods on ‘thrilling’ practice swings after crash near his Florida home

Media playback is not supported on this device Woods takes practice swings on ‘the course I love’

Tiger Woods posted his first video taking practice swings since he crashed his car outside his Florida home in the early hours of 1 February.

Speaking on ‘the course he loves’, Woods, 42, said: “The group is warming up. Everything is good. It’s Thursday night.”

The American’s latest recovery from his fourth back surgery in a decade happened “in the early stages”, according to his website.

Woods had hoped to play in the Masters for the first time since 2015.

But the 13-time major winner, currently ranked 496th in the world, did not play and revealed he does not know if he will return to action at all this season.

Last week at the Presidents Cup in South Korea, where the United States team beat the International team 11.5-6.5, Woods played just one shot – a 50-footer on the 10th hole – in one round.

On Sunday, the Woods Foundation said he would not play in either of the Latin American tournaments at the end of the year.

At the Presidents Cup, Woods did not take part in the fourball matches between Europe and USA, making just one appearance as a reserve.

In a blog post, the family-run foundation explained how Woods picked up some “joint painful dental entanglements” at the tournament.

It added: “During the match, while preparing for his final one, Tiger and his team saw him bringing one his brace home, so they decided to take the extra step of making him carry them home too.”

The charity added: “Nothing is confirmed, but as of right now, this isn’t even a possibility in our minds.”

The Woods Foundation, created by Tiger Woods himself after he won the 1997 US Open at the age of 21, will launch its Legacy Series Challenge on 17 December at the PGA Catalina Resort in California.

The charity will make five changes to its structure, including a new senior management structure.

The @the_foundation is preparing for life after an active career in professional golf. #DrivenToLead pic.twitter.com/vwdFOmrVMc — The Woods Foundation (@the_foundation) October 29, 2017

Woods returned from a spinal fusion surgery in April and, just days later, announced he would not play this season, but he has continued to play tournaments in Florida.

He posted two pictures to Instagram during Sunday’s Presidents Cup, showing him in his US PGA Tour colours and a pair of sunglasses.

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Woods has 14 major titles, eight behind the all-time record held by Jack Nicklaus. He also has 77 PGA Tour wins, but has not won a major since the 2008 US Open, while he has not won a major in eight years.

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